Youth Camps

Scouts: Ages 9-17

Forest School, After School Camps, Seasonal Break Day Camps, Overnights, & Summer Camps.
Come experience the power of deep nature connection at White Pine!

Through deep nature connection and full sensory immersion into their environment students are mentored to find their strengths and medicine. The Village model allows students to thrive in a 1:5 adult-to-student ratio. Through the arts of questioning and storytelling we meet students where they are, share in their passions and move forward with challenges and inspiration. The philosophy of the Scout remains one of White Pine’s core values. The practice of expanding one's awareness while mitigating one's disturbance is a deeply transformative journey.

Coyote Scouts (ages 9-10) are just stepping into the philosophy of the scout through silent movement, camouflage, and the development of a quiet mind.
Wolf Scouts (ages 11-12) are advancing in the skills of survival, tracking, and awareness.
Warrior Scouts are at the age of leadership development, rights of passage, and advanced skills of hunting and gathering.

All 3 of the Scout age groups' camps are run at the same time with a customized focus on areas of interest.

Our Curriculum is The Sacred Order:
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Food
Nature is our classroom:
  • Plants and Foraging
  • Mammals, tracking, and biology
  • Awareness, navigation, and preparedness
Our skillset is Primitive Technology:
  • Bushcraft and ancestral skills
We are professional naturalists, primitive technologists, and educators trained in Coyote mentoring. All of our staff is CPR/first aid certified with updated background checks. The Village Model we embrace allows students to gravitate towards the skills and mentors they choose. While exploring the surrounding habitat our groups always have one lead instructor and one trained assistant per every group of 10 students.
The village of Rocky Ripple is tucked between the White River, the canal towpath, the Riviera Club and Butler University. White Pine campus is a primitive skills playground surrounded by riparian habitat, wildlife corridors, and parkland.
Year-round mentoring relationships between students and their instructors make White Pine Forest School Camps an incredible learning opportunity.
Day Camps for ages 9-17 are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 3pm.

We offer semester & unit registration options. When you commit to a full semester or unit, you choose to either attend one or two days a week. The day you choose must remain the same throughout the whole unit/semester

Please bring a lunch, water bottle, and appropriate gear for the weather (we love Carhartt and Boggs in the winter and strap-on sandals in the summer).
Summer camps for 2018 are sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, send us an email at with your child's name and age along with your phone number.